Comedian Rove McManus, a three-time Gold Logie Award winner as the “Most Popular Personality on Australian Television” and host of his own top-rated late night TV talk show for the past decade, is bringing his down under humor to Southern California with a series of live podcasts originating from the “Jon Lovitz Comedy Club” at Universal CityWalk®, beginning August 10.
McManus’s arrival at CityWalk comes at a time when more Australians are heading to Los Angeles for extended vacations and visits to such iconic attractions as Universal Studios HollywoodSM.
Rove McManus, said: “As an avid podcast fan and especially of those recorded at ‘The Jon Lovitz Comedy Club,’ it is a ridiculously exciting opportunity to be the next in line to entertain the masses through such a widespread medium. Plus, the benefit of appearing at Universal CityWalk means I’m one of the few people who can say they can check out ‘King Kong: 360 3-D’ – the world’s largest most intense 3D experience – on the way to work.”
Thomas See, Vice President of Sales for Universal Studios Hollywood said: “We are thrilled that Rove selected Universal CityWalk and the ‘The Jon Lovitz Comedy Club’ as the site to host his weekly podcast. With visitation by Australians at an all-time high, we’re pleased to be able to share this exciting opportunity with both vacationing Aussies and L.A. residents who will enjoy Rove’s hilarious sense of humor at one of L.A.’s leading comedy venues.”
Additional dates for the live Rove McManus podcasts will be August 17, 24 and 31. Performances begin at 8 p.m., and tickets can be purchased online at CityWalkHollywood.com or on site at the “The Jon Lovitz Comedy Club.”
Along with his late night duties, McManus’s Roving Enterprises produces a varied palette of television productions for the Australian market including sports and awards shows.
In 2009, comedian, actor and writer Jon Lovitz added a new role to his list of credits to become proprietor of “The Jon Lovitz Comedy Club,” a gala comedy showcase at Universal CityWalk. The club marked the two-time Emmy Award nominee’s first venture into nightclub ownership. The former “Saturday Night Live” star, who has appeared in over 30 movies and dozens of television series and specials, performs regularly at the approximately 400-seat club and plays a leading role in booking a performance line-up that blends veteran stars with comedy’s top newcomers.
Universal CityWalk is Southern California’s dynamic entertainment, dining and shopping destination that reflects the area’s rich cultural diversity. The iconic open-air leisure and nightlife complex provides “Always Unexpected” entertainment options and has served as a prototype for similar destinations. Universal CityWalk includes the new high-tech concert arena, “5 Towers,” provides L.A.’s best movie-going experience at the Universal Cinemas and offers such unique venues as the “Jon Lovitz Comedy Club,” the “Infusion Lounge,” iFly indoor skydiving and mechanical bull-riding.